Freedom begins with an act of defiance!
Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, George MacKay, Allan Corduner, Mark Feuerstein
|Screenplay||Clayton Frohman, Edward Zick, from the book by Nechama Tec|
|Music||James Newton Howard|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||The Bedford Falls Company, Grosvenor Park Productions, Pistachio Pictures|
|Sex||Very brief, but mildly implied, no impact|
|Violence||Strong, fairly intense psychological and physical violence|
|Prejudice||Racial prejudice and hatred, anti-semitism, persecutions in historical context|
|Drug abuse||Some heavy alcohol use and inebriation in context|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Peter Feldman This 135-minute production embraces family, honour, vengeance and salvation in its powerful statement.
Ivan Sadler Approached with the right frame of mind Defiance could be enjoyable, but the non-stop clichés and stupid script ruin what could have been something special.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert The story of Defiance has all the makings of a deep emotional experience, but I found myself oddly detached.
Jason Anderson Though Zwick’s ham-fisted treatment of the tale and the hokey, variously accented dialogue often reduce Defiance to the level of a rote war movie, the details of the partisans’ achievement still make for compelling viewing.
Peter Travers For all the film's flaws, this is a war story told with passion about a band of brothers that still has the power to inspire.
Tomatometer Professionally made but artistically uninspired, Ed Zwick's story of Jews surviving WWII in the Belarus forest lacks the emotional punch of the actual history.
What the People say
Average .. 57%